Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights
No dormitories here! Our Alps trips use a mixture of small hotels and refuges with private rooms so you can come back to a comfortable room each night and get a good night's sleep. An essential component for your enjoyment with a mountain trek where you are working hard on the trails each day!
We have our own staff of experienced and qualified International Mountain leaders. Not only do they know the trek routes exceptionally well but they will excel in looking after you; your safety is our priority in an alpine environment. All our guides are native English speakers, so clear communication is never an issue.
We have our own experienced driver who meets our clients and takes charge of the luggage delivery each day, giving us back-up where we need it. This also means we can supplement the food provided by the refuges with fresh food items brought in by our driver for your lunch and breakfast. In our experience, a well-fed walker is a happy walker!
The TMB is justly famous as one of the world's best Alpine treks; every step of the way offers jaw-dropping scenery with many points of interest along the way. Some of our team live in Chamonix year-round and know the area intimately, so they can offer you the best of the variants to the main route and inform you about the unmissable local attractions.
This town is dominated by the mighty Mont Blanc massif with tumbling glaciers visible from the main street. There are many attractions including the Aguille Du Midi cablecar with its stupendous views and restaurant, the glacier express railway, and whitewater rafting right in the town. Plus Europe's best selection of outdoor gear shops along its attractive streets.
After walking through the beautiful valley of Contamines you begin the long upwards trek to the Col du Bonhomme where you can enjoy extraordinary views back along the forested valleys, across to the glaciated flanks of Mont Blanc and all the surrounding mountain ranges. There is also a fine refuge to enjoy a picnic lunch.
The walk from the Col de Seigne 2516m down into Italy is truly breathtaking, passing the high Refuge Elisabetta and soaring mountain spires. The Italian ski town of Courmayeur provides a welcome taste of civilisation at the midway point of the trek.
Your first stop in Switzerland lives up to the hype – the picture-perfect scenery of the Val Ferret is hard to overstate. La Fouly sits at the head of a verdant forested valley, populated by small hamlets of old Swiss wooden chalets. It is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc.
This stunning walk high above the Chamonix valley is truly exhilarating as you look across at the jagged spires of the Mont Blanc massif and the immense glacier of the Mer de Glace. It is also the best section to see chamois and ibex on the rocky ledges. Enjoy a meal at Lac Blanc Refuge and the stunning mountain views.
Europe's highest peak at 4810m dominates the skyline as you walk around the Mont Blanc massif. Massive glaciers tumble down the flanks of the mountain to the valleys around it's sides.
The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a classic walking adventure. Every single step offers incredible mountain scenery: unfolding panoramas of glaciers and jagged peaks, meadows with alpine cows and wildflowers, ibex, friendly marmots, verdant forest, and refuges perched spectacularly on mountain passes.
The TMB trek is demanding– climbing six passes, traversing around huge
glaciers and hiking through spectacular alpine scenery – but incredibly rewarding.
The memories of a walk on the TMB will stay with you forever!
Our staff know the European Alps intimately; many have lived there or are based there now. We employ only qualified International Mountain Leaders to run our trips, so you know you will have a safe and enjoyable trip. We use comfortable private rooms on our trips and look for the best available accommodation in each location. (Our competitors will put you in large dormitory rooms.) The extra care we take in choosing your accommodation and supplementing our food supplies translates to the best experience for you the trail.
Our office staff take our European Alps trips each year, ensuring your receive up-to-date, first-hand advice. We also offer training days and free information nights before your trip to ensure you are well prepared to enjoy your adventure.